Another installment of the MMA Tete-A-Tete: Coarsening the Discourse has arrived. Eugene S. Robinson, author of Fight: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Ass-Kicking but Were Afraid You'd Get Your Ass Kicked for Asking, is Kid Nate's counterpart for this edition.
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Today Kid Nate and Eugene discuss:
- UFC 164 and Eugene's faith in Ben Henderson's clean-living champion's lifestyle
- Is calling Anthony Pettis "the most exciting fighter in MMA today" jinxing the fight?
- Frank Mir and Josh Barnett -- which one is nasty and mean like a champ and who's nasty and mean like a sneaky punk?
- UFC Fight Night 28: Bader vs. Teixeira and whether 3 cards in 7 days is just too much
- Ronda Rousey and whether or not she's revealing her real character or just over-hyping a fight
- Jason Miller's recent legal troubles
- Eugene eats his words about Condit vs. Kampmann 2
- River Phoenix, the early Beastie Boys, Eugene's recent birthday, the Platonic triangle and the usual panoply of dated cultural references
More from Bloody Elbow:
- UFC officials still pushing the idea MMA as an Olympic sport
- UFC 164: Dana White's pre-fight media scrum
- UFC 164 Judo Chop: The Simple Tools of Anthony Pettis
- Video: Tony Lopez holds on to choke after tap then punches opponent, says 'it's payback!'
- UFC Fight Night 27 results recap: Carlos Condit vs. Martin Kampmann